Physical Education Tips of the Week #31 February 7, 2008
Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008

Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008

Dick Moss, Editor


1. Editor's Note

The discussion forum is picking up steam, and I'd like to announce the first
winners of the bi-weekly forum posting contest. This week's awards are honorary, for the first member to post on the forum (Jenn from Alberta) and the first to post an answer (Jill from Texas). They will win the free eBook, "Tricks of the Trade for the Sprints, Hurdles and Relays."

Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008
Jenn & Jill - I've already sent you an email with instructions on how to download the eBook. If you haven't received it, check your spam box, or email me at
[email protected]. Thanks for getting the forum up and running!

I'll announce another prize winner next week, for posts from this week and next. Subsequent winners will be announced every two weeks. (The forum, by the way, is restricted to PE Update members).

So start posting away, everybody!!

Dick Moss, Editor

 



Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008
2. From the Web

RECESS REVIVAL

The Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) of Ontario is a true treasure-trove of resources for physical educators. Their website provides tons of information on ways to keep kids active and fit while having fun.

The CIRA website provides a free guide to improving the activity level of children during recess. Called "Recess Revival," this 21 page eBook covers everything from lining your tarmac to playground rules to equipment to involvement strategies.

You can download the free eBook at: Recess Revival

 



Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008
3. From the Discussion Forum

Here's a great idea from the discussion forum. It's from Jill in Alberta, Canada. The topic was, How do you encourage students to stay active after school hours. By the way, Jenn is the first winner of the best discussion forum post contest.

"I give extra credit points to kids who do a set number of minutes of extra activity outside of school. I give them credit for just about anything that keeps them off the couch. The Extra Credit Sheets must be signed by parents/guardians. I also have "challenges" for each sport we do in class.

I give students a grade of 100 when they are able to demonstrate that they have accomplished the challenge. My challenges are things like doing the spider (a dribbling activity) in basketball or a series of volleyball skills in a row without a miss. I also give them credit when they teach it to another student. I teach fifth and sixth graders. I hope this helps!"

Are you a PE Update subscriber with ideas to share? Well post them to the discussion group at: Forum (For PE Update members only)

 



Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008
4. New Additions to the Websites

Here are the Articles that have been added to the websites this week.
These articles are available to PE Update members.

  • Cross-Country Running: Mileage Charts Keep Runners Motivated Motivate your runners by posting their weekly running totals in chart form. Reproducible chart is provided.

  • Fundraising: Costumes Can Make Your Carwash Stand Out From the Crowd Having your students wear costumes will make your carwash stand out from those of your competitors.

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    Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008
    5. From the PE Update Blog

    Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

    Your editor watched the first half of the Super Bowl with his women's running team. He answered some interesting questions about the game ("That's not mascara under his eyes.") Here's the link to the blog: //www.physicaleducationupdate.com/peblog/

     



    Physical Education Tips of the Week #31
February 7, 2008
    6. Pick of the Week

    Each week, I'll highlight an article that I think is really useful. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever!

    This week's pick is: Fitness - Determining Exercise Intensity Using Pedometers

    Pedometers are increasingly being used in physical education classes. One of the criticisms of pedometers is that, while they will measure the number of steps taken, they do not measure intensity of exercise. However by measuring the number of steps taken over a period of time, you can estimate the level of intensity of that exercise. Here's how - the article includes a chart that will help you estimate level of intensity.

     



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